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Connecting Research with the Farmhouse

Show simple item record Juffermans, L. Wilton, B. Allen, E. MacKay, M. Gwyn, E. Van Heyst, B. 2011-04-01T18:20:32Z 2011-04-01T18:20:32Z 2011-03-01 March 1, 2011
dc.description This collection of 52 posters was presented at the Partnership Practices: Working with Community, Industry and Government event. This event was designed to highlight community-university partnerships for research and other purposes from across the university and community at a one-day event held at the Quebec Street Mall in the City of Guelph, Ontario. The website for the event and all resources is en_US
dc.description.abstract Research outreach is a major component of scientific work, ensuring relevance and application to local demands. Knowledge Translation and Transfer (KTT) connects academic researchers with research users throughout the entire research project. KTT is an important element of research with an aim of ensuring that current research will have a positive impact on society. Agri-Food and Rural Link, funded under the OMAFRA-UofG Partnership with support from Environment Canada, is completing an investigational survey of the Essex County agricultural community to assess what current approaches to acquiring water quality research information work best for science users. Local opinions of how the linkages to scientific and policy communities could be improved were considered in order to recommend changes to the way research is communicated. A series of interviews and an online survey were initiated with members from all sectors of the local agricultural community to document the network of connections involving KTT. Engaging local agricultural workers is the goal, with efforts undertaken at grower meetings and farm shows. Scientific research is used and demanded by the farm community who understand how it can affect their livelihoods. Existing agriculture community connections will require continued maintenance and improvement while research information must be marketed to ensure new generations of practitioners make use of research and extension specialists. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This was part of the Partnership Practices: Working with community, industry and university event, held on March 1, 2011. en_US
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dc.subject partnership practices en_US
dc.subject education en_US
dc.subject University of Guelph en_US
dc.subject abstract en_US
dc.subject poster en_US
dc.subject water conservation en_US
dc.subject networks en_US
dc.subject communication pathways en_US
dc.title Connecting Research with the Farmhouse en_US
dc.type Other en_US
dc.description.version These posters were in response to a Call for Posters. The selection was made by the Steering Committee Members: * Linda Hawkins, Director, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Erin Skimson, Director, Business Development Office, Office of Research * Sue Bennett, Director, University and Community Relations, Office of the President * Melanie Lang, Director, CBASE, College of Management and Economics * Bronwynn Wilton, Industry Outreach Knowledge Mobilization Manager, Office of Research, Agri-Food Partnerships * Shawna Reibling, Knowledge Mobilization Coordinator, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship * Jennifer Peleschak, Manager of Programs and Events, College of Management and Economics * Mary Magyar, Events Assistant, Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
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